Works directly with the plant manager establishing priorities, making purchases, providing budget and capital equipment requirements for the Grounds Department
Will supervise, train, evaluate and manage all Grounds Department employees
Develop an annual work plan which identifies goals, and expected accomplishments for the year
Must be willing to work longer hours when emergencies arise and deadlines must be met
Will oversee and participate in all grounds department operations. Will oversee The Ice Rink Coordinator, will monitoring operation of the Ice Rink
Will ensure that all grounds and rink operations are scheduled and planned to meet the needs of the Canterbury Community
Will ensure that all care and activities is performed with all safety and applicable regulations taken into consideration
Will plan, schedule and record all grounds maintenance efforts including: irrigation, mowing, fertilization, pruning, spraying and equipment preventative maintenance
Will maintain accurate records for chemical use and maintenance work performed including mowing, seeding, fertilization, aeration and pesticide use
Will organize and direct all snow removal including shoveling by hand. Campus must be cleared to the best of our ability prior to the start of all scheduled classes and campus activities
Will inventory and requisition supplies, tools and parts as needed.
Will Coordinate with the Athletic Director the care and maintenance of all playing surfaces
Will establish and oversee the maintenance of all grounds equipment and grounds department fleet vehicles. Will assure that vehicle maintenance records established and kept
Will provide and maintain proper trash disposal containers, bike racks and outdoor seating
Will empty all outside trash containers and keep all Canterbury properties free of litter and debris on a daily basis
Upper body strength to lift up to 50 pounds and carry more than 50 feet. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds to waist height.
Lower body strength to stand and walk throughout the day or eight hours shift. This will be on various surfaces to include inclines and non-level surfaces
Ability to work at heights from a ladder
Ability to work around or be in contact with items that affect the senses i.e. cleaning products and chemicals.
Need to be able adaptable to varying temperatures and climates encountered indoors and outdoors. Work will include working during snow and rain storms.
Must be able to able to work during cold temperatures in the outdoors as it relates to snow removal for extended times.
Must have the ability to lead and motivate staff members. Must be a good communicator. Must be forward thinking. Previous leadership experience is preferred.
Turf Management or Agricultural education is preferred. Equivalent Landscaping and Turf Maintenance experience may be considered. Must hold a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license. Must be able to interpret and follow State and Federal regulation on various landscape products and chemicals. Must hold or be willing to obtain a pesticide applicators license.
Founded in 1915 and still guided by lay Roman Catholics, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values – Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance – where students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experiences a broad and challengin...g program in a small school setting. The School’s educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic development, artistic enrichment, and spiritual growth and strives to ensure a superior experience that prepares students for leading colleges and universities and for life.
With its rigorous and humane approach to students, both in and out of the classroom, Canterbury’s program inculcates vital intellectual and ethical habits of mind. The School sees all students as individuals, encourages them as necessary, challenges them as appropriate, and inspires them to become moral leaders in a complex, secular world.